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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Fort holds memorial ceremony for recently retired FH police chief

Maranda Flynn Andrew and Lisa Shears carry the remains of Ollie James Shears, the recently retired chief of police with Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, into the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Aug. 8, for a Celebration of Life Ceremony. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a memorial ceremony Aug. 8 at the…

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Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yonah, a mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

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Steelhead Triathlon turns 20: Event organizer reminisces — his background led to creation of FH event

As participants prepare for the 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon here at Fort Huachuca, Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation sports director, the mastermind of all things sports and fitness at Barnes Field House — sits in his office and reminisces over the past two decades of the triathlon event.

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DoD announces readiness, environmental protection awards

File photo A REPI Challenge award of $4 million for Fort Huachuca will leverage just over $9 million in partner contributions to permanently restrict development on 5,900 acres of ranchland. Partnerships include Arizona Land and Water Trust, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Bureau of…


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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted  January 24, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Fort’s ‘Best Warrior Competition’ completed, winners announced next month

Posted  January 24, 2014

Finding the “best of the best” was the name of the game as eight Fort Huachuca enlisted Soldiers competed in the 2013 Best Warrior Competition last week, participating in seven different events over three days.

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News Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Apply for FHCSC Scholarships The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults in continuing education. They are open to children and spouses of U.S. military members, Department of Defense Civilians, National Guard Members and Reservists assigned to Fort Huachuca, or Family members of retired or deceased military….

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FMWR Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information about baseball, contact…

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Healthy Weight Awareness Month: Set realistic weight goals, eat sensibly, attain success

Posted  January 24, 2014

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight ranks Number One on New Year’s Resolution lists.

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Community Briefs January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Arizona’s State Balladeer at AFP Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, has captured many of Cochise County legends in a special program of original songs, stories and photography focusing on Cochise County. See him perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. Admission…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 24, 2014

Fifth grade student Brandon Deleon created this “blind doodle” in Nancy Murphy’s art class. He is a student in Amy Wolfe’s 5th grade class. General Myer Elementary School Art classes are in full swing for the New Year. Lynn Tompkins’ and Suzi Szymeczek’s fourth grade classes are learning how to weave on simple cardboard looms….

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News Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

New commanding general announced The chief of staff, Army, announced the following assignment Jan. 8: Brig. Gen. John Morrison, Jr., currently the commanding general of the 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga., has been chosen to be the commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Morrison assumed command of 7th SC (T)…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated during FH observance

Posted  January 17, 2014

Gabrielle KuholskiStaff Writer From left, Military Intelligence Corps Band members Staff Sgt. Dnard Edwards, Sgt. Jamie Jones, Sgt. Christopher Goodman, Sgt. Stephen Brinkman and Spc. Johnanthony Demaio perform a musical selection during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Tuesday at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office, or MEO, and…

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